MS SB2795 | 2021 | Regular Session


Completed Legislative Action
Spectrum: Slight Partisan Bill (Democrat 5-2)
Status: Passed on April 22 2021 - 100% progression
Action: 2021-04-22 - Approved by Governor
Text: Latest bill text (Enrolled) [HTML]


An Act Entitled The "mississippi Earned Parole Eligibility Act"; To Amend Section 47-7-3, Mississippi Code Of 1972, To Prescribe Conditions For Parole Eligibility And To Provide Limitations On Inmate Eligibility To Petition The Sentencing Court For Parole Eligibility If The Inmate Is Serving A Sentence For A Crime Of Violence Or Nonviolence; To Amend Section 47-7-3.1, Mississippi Code Of 1972, To Provide For Inmate Case Planning And To Prescribe Dates For The Mississippi Department Of Corrections To Complete Case Plans For Parole-eligible Inmates To Ensure That The Plan Is Achievable; To Amend Section 47-7-3.2, Mississippi Code Of 1972, To Provide A Minimum Time That Offenders Convicted Of A Crime Of Violence Must Serve Before Release And A Minimum Percentage Of Other Sentences That Other Offenders Must Serve Before Release; To Amend Section 47-7-5, Mississippi Code Of 1972, To Remove Prohibition Against Compensation Or Per Diem Of The Mississippi Parole Board, Its Requirements, And The Minimum Vote Required To Grant Parole To An Inmate Convicted Of Capital Murder Or Sex Offense; To Amend Section 47-7-15, Mississippi Code Of 1972, In Conformity; To Amend Section 47-7-17, Mississippi Code Of 1972, To Provide That The Victim Or Designated Family Member Shall Be Provided An Opportunity To Be Heard By The Parole Board Prior To A Parole Decision; To Amend Section 47-7-18, Mississippi Code Of 1972, To Require Certain Parole Hearings For Sex Offenders; And For Related Purposes.

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"Mississippi Earned Parole Eligibility Act"; enact.


Roll Calls

2021-03-30 - House - House Conference Report Adopted (Y: 90 N: 27 NV: 5 Abs: 0) [PASS]
2021-03-30 - Senate - Senate Conference Report Adopted (Y: 35 N: 13 NV: 4 Abs: 0) [PASS]
2021-03-09 - House - House Passed As Amended (Y: 105 N: 9 NV: 8 Abs: 0) [PASS]
2021-02-09 - Senate - Senate Passed As Amended (Y: 44 N: 4 NV: 4 Abs: 0) [PASS]


2021-04-22 Approved by Governor
2021-04-01HouseEnrolled Bill Signed
2021-04-01SenateEnrolled Bill Signed
2021-03-30HouseConference Report Adopted
2021-03-30HousePoint of Order-Not Well Taken
2021-03-30HousePoint of Order Raised
2021-03-30SenateConference Report Adopted
2021-03-29HouseConference Report Filed
2021-03-29SenateConference Report Filed
2021-03-22HouseConferees Named Horan,Goodin,Faulkner
2021-03-16SenateConferees Named Barnett,Sparks,Wiggins
2021-03-15SenateMotion to Reconsider Tabled
2021-03-11SenateMotion to Reconsider Entered
2021-03-11SenateDecline to Concur/Invite Conf
2021-03-10HouseReturned For Concurrence
2021-03-10HouseMotion to Reconsider Tabled
2021-03-09HouseMotion to Reconsider Entered (Horan, Mickens, Hobgood-Wilkes)
2021-03-09HousePassed As Amended
2021-03-01HouseTitle Suff Do Pass As Amended
2021-02-24HouseReferred To Corrections
2021-02-16SenateTransmitted To House
2021-02-09SenatePassed As Amended
2021-02-09SenateCommittee Substitute Adopted
2021-01-28SenateTitle Suff Do Pass Comm Sub
2021-01-18SenateReferred To Corrections

Code Citations

ChapterArticleSectionCitation TypeStatute Text
47715Amended CodeSee Bill Text
47717Amended CodeSee Bill Text
47718Amended CodeSee Bill Text
4773Amended CodeSee Bill Text
4775Amended CodeSee Bill Text

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Bill Comments